Introducing blogs as a tool for reflective learning in entrepreneurship education

Giones, F. (Guest lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

Description

The introduction of entrepreneurship education in science and technology (in our case engineering) master programs can potentially contribute to the creation of new tech-based start-ups or technology transfer initiatives with students’ participation. Nevertheless, we identified that the engineering students taking the “core entrepreneurship” course: high-tech business venturing, did not always achieve the high level intended learning outcomes (ILOs), in particular the ILOs related to entrepreneurial competences. As part of a first step in the redesign process of the course, we introduced a team blog (progress log w/external feedback) as an e-learning activity. The aim was to foster opportunities for reflective learning at individual and group level. The results of a first pilot have shown encouraging changes in the self-efficacy of the students engaged with the blog activity, beyond the limited power of the effects observed, it has been a positive surprise to see the reflections and awareness on the learning progress that the blog tool has facilitated.
Period12. Dec 2017
Held atNord University, Norway
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Blog
  • Learning